After graduating from Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) with a degree in English in 1997, Michael attended Fordham University’s School of Law and earned his J.D. in 2000. He began his career as an associate with Olshan Grundman in Manhattan firm, concentrating on both commercial bankruptcy and complex litigation, including significant experience in Chapter 11 filings for numerous publicly-held companies and privately-held entities, creditor committees and related adversary proceeding litigation. Michael also represented a diverse group of entities in civil and commercial litigation matters before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, self-regulatory organizations, and at arbitration proceedings. Beginning in 2006 Michael managed the Lake Placid satellite office of a Plattsburgh-based firm, Niles Piller & Bracy, and quickly became responsible for the firm’s growing consumer bankruptcy practice. Michael also served as the sole Assistant Essex County Public Defender, handling all manner of criminal defense cases. He later served as “of counsel” to the well-respected family-owned bankruptcy practice of Thomas D. Neeleman in Everett and Bellingham, WA, concentrating on consumer related filings in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.
In 2010, Michael moved to NH and subsequently opened Fisher Law Offices, PLLC with offices in Lebanon and Hanover. This thriving practice serves a diverse range of clients in the areas of consumer and commercial bankruptcy (representing both debtors and creditors), debt settlement and negotiation, and all manner of civil and commercial litigation. Michael strives to assist his clients by seeking to efficiently and cost-effectively resolve whatever legal issues arise during the course of representation. His down-to-earth personality, friendly demeanor and effective communication with clients, colleagues and the judiciary help him to achieve the most favorable results for his clients. Michael seeks to impact his adopted hometown and surrounding community and is heavily involved as a member of his local Rotary chapter. He coaches high school hockey and is an avid golfer and skier.
Michael is admitted to practice before the bars of the states of New Hampshire and New York, as well as multiple federal district and bankruptcy courts in New Hampshire, Vermont and New York, and is a member in good standing of various bar associations. He lives in the Upper Valley with his wife and three children.